Journal of Interdisciplinary History

Journal of Interdisciplinary History
Volume 34, Number 1, Summer 2003


Articles

    McCormick, Michael, 1951-
  • Rats, Communications, and Plague: Toward an Ancient and Medieval Ecological History
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    Subject Headings:
    • Rats -- History.
    • Plague -- History.
    Abstract:
      During the last twenty years, archaeozoological research has significantly transformed the picture of the black rat (rattus rattus) in classical antiquity and medieval Europe. These new data, in conjunction with extant texts from these periods, make a great contribution to the understanding of the bubonic plagues of the sixth and the fourteenth centuries, as well as to the history of the communications and economic systems linking the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic. The study of ancient rats and their colonization extends the temporal and geographical groundwork for a fully historical global ecology.
    Adler, Jeffrey S.
  • "We've Got a Right to Fight; We're Married": Domesic Homicide in Chicago, 1875-1920
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    Subject Headings:
    • Homicide -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
    • Family violence -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
    Abstract:
      Scholars often treat family violence as a single category and argue that domestic violence typically reflects conflict over gender roles. Such a focus has been well placed. But if data on domestic homicide in Chicago from 1875 to 1920 are disaggregated by ethnicity and race, important patterns emerge. Domestic homicide, for example, assumed culturally specific forms. German immigrants, Italian immigrants, and African-American Chicagoans killed loved ones for different reasons, at different rates, and with different family members involved. Although the violence revolved around challenges to gender identity and expectations, each group defined such challenges in distinct ways, reflecting a complex blend of cultural assumptions and material circumstances.

Review Essay

    Peters, Edward, 1936-
  • Quid nobis cum pelago? The New Thalassology and the Economic History of Europe
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    Subject Headings:
    • McCormick, Michael, 1951- Origins of the European economy: communications and commerce AD 300-900.
    • Horden, Peregrine. Corrupting sea: a study of Mediterranean history.
    • Purcell, Nicholas.
    • Europe -- Commerce -- History.
    • Mediterranean Region -- Civilization -- Sources.
    Abstract:
      The long debate about the nature and decline of the ancient Mediterranean economy and the appearance of a distinctive northern European economy has been considerably enriched by recent research in archaeology, ecology, numismatics, and communications history. Particularly striking has been the expansion of research into untraditional areas—microregional histories of the Mediterranean, hagiography, and the evidence of physical mobility. The result of this expansion has been to redefine the problem of the ancient and the later economies and to suggest new methods for continuing research.

Reviews

    Ostrom, Elinor.
  • Altruistically Inclined?: The Behavioral Sciences, Evolutionary Theory, and the Origins of Reciprocity (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Field, Alexander J. Altruistically inclined?: the behavioral sciences, evolutionary theory, and the origins of reciprocity.
    • Altruism.
    Van de Walle, Nicolas, 1957-
  • The Health of Nations: Infectious Disease, Environmental Change, and Their Effects on National Security and Development (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Price-Smith, Andrew T. Health of nations: infectious disease, environmental change, and their effects on national security and development.
    • Communicable diseases.
    Gorman, Michael John.
  • Openness, Secrecy, Authorship: Technical Arts and the Culture of Knowledge from Antiquity to the Renaissance (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Long, Pamela O. Openness, secrecy, authorship: technical arts and the culture of knowledge from antiquity to the Renaissance.
    • Technology and civilization -- History -- To 1500.
    McGovern, Charles.
  • The Politics of Consumption: Material Culture and Citizenship in Europe and America (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Daunton, M. J. (Martin J.), ed. Politics of consumption: material culture and citizenship in Europe and America
    • Hilton, Matthew, ed.
    • Consumption (Economics) -- Political aspects.
    Goheen, R. B.
  • Geography, Science and National Identity: Scotland since 1520 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Withers, Charles W. J. Geography, science and national identity: Scotland since 1520.
    • Scotland -- Historical geography.
    Wall, John N.
  • The Church in an Age of Danger: Parsons and Parishioners, 1660-1740 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Spaeth, Donald A. Church in an age of danger: parsons and parishioners, 1660-1740.
    • Church of England -- History -- 17th century.
    Gillis, John R.
  • Family and Friends in Eighteenth-Century England: Household, Kinship, and Patronage (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Tadmor, Naomi. Family and friends in eighteenth-century England: household, kinship, and patronage.
    • England -- Social life and customs -- 18th century.
    Breen, Michael P.
  • Society and Culture in the Huguenot World, 1559-1685 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Mentzer, Raymond A., ed. Society and culture in the Huguenot World, 1559-1685.
    • Spicer, Andrew, ed.
    • Huguenots -- France -- History -- 16th century.
    Margadant, Ted W., 1941-
  • The French Second Empire: An Anatomy of Political Power (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Price, Roger, 1944 Jan. 7- French Second Empire: an anatomy of political power.
    • Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
    Nord, Philip G. 1950-
  • Origins of the French Welfare State: The Struggle for Social Reform in France, 1914-1947 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Dutton, Paul V. Origins of the French welfare state: the struggle for social reform in France, 1914-1947.
    • Social security -- France -- History.
    Benadusi, Giovanna.
  • La città dei crucci: Fazioni e clientele in uno stato repubblicano del '400 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Connell, William J. Città dei crucci: fazioni e clientele in uno stato repubblicano del '400.
    • Pistoia (Italy : Province) -- History.
    Stern, Laura Ikins.
  • Humanism and Education in Medieval and Renaissance Italy: Tradition and Innovation in Latin Schools from the Twelfth to the Fifteenth Century (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Black, Robert, Ph.D. Humanism and education in medieval and Renaissance Italy: tradition and innovation in Latin schools from the twelfth to the fifteenth century.
    • Latin language -- Study and teaching -- Italy -- History -- To 1500.
    Frazier, A. K.
  • The Spinelli of Florence: Fortunes of a Renaissance Merchant Family (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Jacks, Philip Joshua, 1954- Spinelli of Florence: fortunes of a Renaissance merchant family.
    • Caferro, William.
    • Spinelli family.
    Hoppe, Kirk Arden.
  • German Women for Empire, 1884-1945 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Wildenthal, Lora, 1965- German women for empire, 1884-1945.
    • Women -- Germany -- History -- 19th century.
    Danto, Elizabeth Ann.
  • Death of a "Jewish Science"--Psychoanalysis in the Third Reich (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Goggin, James E., 1940- Death of a "Jewish science"--psychoanalysis in the Third Reich.
    • Goggin, Eileen Brockman, 1941-
    • Psychoanalysis -- Germany -- History.
    Raleigh, Donald J.
  • Women at the Gates: Gender and Industry in Stalin's Russia (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Goldman, Wendy Z. Women at the gates: gender and industry in Stalin's Russia.
    • Women -- Employment -- Soviet Union -- History.
    Wolverton, Lisa.
  • The Making of the Slavs: History and Archeology of the Lower Danube Region ca. 500-700 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Curta, Florin. Making of the slavs: history and archeology of the Lower Danube Region ca. 500-700.
    • Slavs -- Danube River Region -- History.
    Bachrach, Bernard S., 1939-
  • The Early Slavs: Culture and Society in Early Medieval Eastern Europe (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Barford, P. M. (Paul M.) Early Slavs: culture and society in early medieval Eastern Europe.
    • Slavs -- History.
    McNeill, John Robert.
  • Down to Earth: Nature's Role in American History (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Steinberg, Theodore, 1961- Down to earth: nature's role in American history.
    • Human ecology -- United States -- History.
    Schultz, Ronald, 1946-
  • Breaking Loose Together: The Regulator Rebellion in Pre-Revolutionary North Carolina (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Kars, Marjoleine. Breaking loose together: the Regulator Rebellion in pre-revolutionary North Carolina.
    • North Carolina -- History -- Regulator Insurrection, 1766-1771.
    Holloway, Jonathan Scott.
  • Southern History Across the Color Line (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Painter, Nell Irvin. Southern history across the color line.
    • Southern States -- Historiography.
    Inscoe, John C., 1951-
  • Working Cures: Healing, Health, and Power on Southern Slave Plantations (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Fett, Sharla M. Working cures: healing, health, and power on southern slave plantations.
    • Healing -- Southern States -- History.
    Paquette, Robert L., 1951-
  • Creating an Old South: Middle Florida's Plantation Frontier before the Civil War (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Baptist, Edward E. Creating an Old South: Middle Florida's plantation frontier before the Civil War.
    • Florida -- History -- 1821-1865.
    Stanley, Amy Dru.
  • Final Freedom: The Civil War, the Abolition of Slavery, and the Thirteenth Amendment (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Vorenberg, Michael, 1964- Final freedom: the Civil War, the abolition of slavery, and the Thirteenth Amendment.
    • United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln). Emancipation Proclamation.
    Pinsker, Matthew.
  • Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Blight, David W. Race and reunion: the Civil War in American memory.
    • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Influence.
    Ownby, Ted.
  • Moral Reconstruction: Christian Lobbyists and the Federal Legislation of Morality, 1865-1920 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Foster, Gaines M. Moral reconstruction: Christian lobbyists and the Federal legislation of morality, 1865-1920.
    • Christianity and politics -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
    Kousser, J. Morgan.
  • Struggle for Mastery: Disfranchisement in the South, 1888-1908 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Perman, Michael. Struggle for mastery: disfranchisement in the South, 1888-1908.
    • African Americans -- Suffrage -- Southern States -- History.
    Nelson, Bruce, 1940-
  • Pullman Porters and the Rise of Protest Politics in Black America, 1925-1945 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Bates, Beth Tompkins. Pullman porters and the rise of protest politics in Black America, 1925-1945.
    • Pullman porters -- Labor unions -- United States -- History.
    Kessell, John L.
  • The Spanish Redemption: Heritage, Power, and Loss on New Mexico's Upper Rio Grande (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Montgomery, Charles H., 1964- Spanish redemption: heritage, power, and loss on New Mexico's upper Rio Grande.
    • Spanish Americans -- New Mexico -- History.
    Cornell, Stephen E. (Stephen Ellicott), 1948-
  • Rebirth of the Blackfeet Nation, 1912-1954 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Rosier, Paul C. Rebirth of the Blackfeet Nation, 1912-1954.
    • Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation -- History.
    Gustafson, Melanie S.
  • The Impact of Women in Public Office (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Carroll, Susan J., 1950-, ed. Impact of women in public office.
    • Women in politics -- United States.
    Coggins, Clemency.
  • The Cosmos of the Yucatec Maya: Cycles and Steps from the Madrid Codex (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Paxton, Merideth, 1946- Cosmos of the Yucatec Maya: cycles and steps from the Madrid Codex.
    • Maya calendar.
    Patch, Robert.
  • La Indianidad: The Indigenous World before Latin Americans (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Horna, Hernán. Indianidad: the indigenous world before Latin Americans.
    • Indians -- History.
    Julien, Catherine J.
  • The Mixtecs of Colonial Oaxaca: Ñudzahui History, Sixteenth through Eighteenth Centuries (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Terraciano, Kevin, 1962- Mixtecs of colonial Oaxaca: Ñudzahui history, sixteenth through eighteenth centuries.
    • Mixtec Indians -- History -- Sources.
    Poska, Allyson M.
  • Columbus's Outpost among the Tainos: Spain and America at La Isabela, 1493-1498 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Deagan, Kathleen A. Columbus's outpost among the Tainos: Spain and America at La Isabela, 1493-1498.
    • Cruxent, José María.
    • La Isabela (Dominican Republic) -- Colonization.
    Premo, Bianca.
  • Between the Sacred and the Worldly: The Institutional and Cultural Practice of Recogimiento in Colonial Lima (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Van Deusen, Nancy E. Between the sacred and the worldly: the institutional and cultural practice of recogimiento in Colonial Lima.
    • Women -- Institutional care -- Peru -- Lima -- History.
    Rausch, Jane M., 1940-
  • Religion, Culture and Society in Colombia: Medellín and Antioquia 1850-1930 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Londoño-Vega, Patricia. Religion, culture and society in Colombia: Medellín and Antioquia 1850-1930.
    • Antioquia (Colombia : Dept.) -- Civilization -- 19th century.
    Dormady, Jason.
  • Empire and Revolution: The Americans in Mexico since the Civil War (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Hart, John M. (John Mason), 1935- Empire and revolution: the Americans in Mexico since the Civil War.
    • Americans -- Mexico -- History.
    Gould, Jeffrey L.
  • The Time of Freedom: Campesino Workers in Guatemala's October Revolution (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Forster, Cindy, 1957- Time of freedom: campesino workers in Guatemala's October Revolution.
    • Agricultural laborers -- Guatemala -- Political activity.
    Mahdavi, Farid.
  • Paper Before Print: The History and Impact of Paper in the Islamic World (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Bloom, Jonathan (Jonathan M.) Paper before print: the history and impact of paper in the Islamic world.
    • Paper -- Middle East -- History.
    Wilson, Mary C. (Mary Christina), 1950-
  • Christians and Jews in the Ottoman Arab World: The Roots of Sectarianism (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Masters, Bruce Alan, 1950- Christians and Jews in the Ottoman Arab world: the roots of sectarianism.
    • Christians -- Arab countries -- History.
    Barbir, Karl K., 1948-
  • Reinventing Khomeini: The Struggle for Reform in Iran (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Brumberg, Daniel. Reinventing Khomeini: the struggle for reform in Iran.
    • Iran -- Politics and government -- 1979-1997.
    Hess, Andrew C.
  • Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Rashid, Ahmed. Jihad: the rise of militant Islam in Central Asia.
    • Asia, Central -- Politics and government.
    Irschick, Eugene F.
  • Penumbral Visions: Making Politics in Early Modern South India (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Subrahmanyam, Sanjay. Penumbral visions: making politics in early modern South India.
    • India, South -- Politics and government -- 17th century.
    Buettner, Elizabeth.
  • Children of Colonialism: Anglo-Indians in a Postcolonial World (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Caplan, Lionel. Children of colonialism: Anglo-Indians in a postcolonial world.
    • Anglo-Indians -- History.
    Lelyveld, David, 1941-
  • Ethnic Conflict and Civil Life: Hindus and Muslims in India (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Varshney, Ashutosh, 1957- Ethnic conflict and civil life: Hindus and Muslims in India.
    • Communalism -- India.



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